Few things get us more excited for the coming season than reading up on the latest kit.

For 2018/19, manufacturers have once again pushed the envelope of what is possible on a pair of planks. Innovative new technologies aid piste skiers hunting for the 'perfect turn' while weight-saving materials and construction have revolutionised the free-tour category, allowing riders to climb higher and explore further than ever before!

In March 2018, The Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) hosted the annual UK ski test in Galtur, Austria, where retailers and media can get some turns in on next season's kit to find out what's hot (and what's not). The Ski Club attends with an elite team of female and male professional testers, to test over 100 models of ski, across four categories; Piste Performance, All-Mountain, Freeride and Free-Tour.

If you're looking for new kit, then this is your place, and if you're not then we bet these pages will tempt you!

You can always get in touch if you want some human advice on the best skis for you by emailing the club's Information and Advice service at info@skiclub.co.uk.

We've also got ski test videos of our award skis, visit the Ski Club's YouTube channel or scroll down to watch. The videos were created with Snow+Rock, where many of the skis are available and Ski Club Members receive an exclusive 15% discount.

This year's Ski Club Top Performer awards have gone to:

Men's Piste Performance

Men's All-Mountain

Men's Freeride

Women's Piste Performance

Women's All-Mountain

Women's Freeride

The Best Men’s Skis of 2019 - All Mountain, with Snow+Rock

These 'jack of all trade' skis prove than one ski really can do it all!

The Best Women’s skis of 2019 – All Mountain, with Snow+Rock

Piste or powder, the latest women's all mountain skis handle it all.

The Best Men’s skis of 2019 – Freeride, with Snow+Rock

If you like charging over any terrain no matter the snow conditions, you need to see the latest crop of freeride skis.

The Best Women’s skis of 2019 – Freeride, with Snow+Rock

Float effortlessly on the deepest snow and charge confidently on the toughest terrain on these elite freeride skis.

The Best Men’s Skis of 2019 - Piste Performance, with Snow+Rock

Carve up pistes of any colour with this season's freshest piste skis.

The Best Women’s Skis of 2019 - Piste Performance, with Snow+Rock

The latest piste skis help you hold an edge on any groomed run on the mountain.